Monday, February 28, 2011

4 months?

My baby is 4 months old!

She is such a sweetheart and fits so well into our family :) She is just barely starting to move. She's not rolling over as of yet, but still does the 'throw one arm and one leg over, while arching her back and turning her head' move. Somehow this allows her to eventually turn her self so she's laying in another position.
I am still nursing her and my favorite thing about it is when she's almost done, she will pull back her head, look up and smile at me like we've got some silly secret that we share. It is so sweet and warms my heart :)

I am so happy that R is also taking an occasional bottle of formula. *GASP* Yes, it's true. It is something I need for me - I need to know that I can leave her with her Daddy for as long as it takes for me to do the things I need to do. I am also looking forward to a date night with my husband next month sometime - as much as I love my kids, I (we) also need this time to ourselves with my husband's job being so demanding.

In the sleep department R's a little back and forth - one night she'll sleep all night, another night she'll be up every 3hrs (it could be worse though). Lately she's been silly.. she will get up an hour before I have to get up, I'll feed her and put her back to bed.. and she'll lay there and giggle and coo. While I'm cranky that she's up at that time - who can be cranky at a happy baby?

I think it's cute that when skyping with my husband, R will look around, searching... like where is that familiar voice coming from :) I know better than to wish away the first year, but one thing I am looking forward to is when R can sit up by herself! Babies are usually so much happier at that point :)


Kalle said...

Life sounds good. You're so lucky that R will take the occasional bottle for you. We tried and tried with Emmett, just so I could go out if need be, and he refused. He went straight from nursing to a sippy cup. Hoping this next one will take a bottle every now and then too.

Have a great date night. Those are so needed once the kids come and just a great way to unwind.

Goofball said...

she's so cute